I come from a background in the arts. Writing was my first love: I wrote my first short story when I was 9, and was winning prizes for them at 17. But in my first year of university, I discovered the theatre, and we had a mad and passionate affair that continues to this day. My work in the theatre was both on- and back-stage, and for more than 10 years, I’ve been doing freelance publicity in the arts.
I got interested in social media as an alternative way to publicize my client’s work, and have immersed myself in learning about how to market using social media since 2007. It has lead me to write three books, teach workshops as far away as Australia, and become a professor at a University and an instructor at BCIT.
I work primarily with small businesses, arts and non-profit organizations to help them to create social media marketing plans to harness the power of social media to grow their businesses.
I write. A lot. I love it. It’s creative expression….
Food is another great passion of mine. I love to cook and experiment in the kitchen, and I love to travel and try new foods. I love to cook for family and friends. I have a recipe blog, Cooking by Laptop, and I write about restrictive diets on Vancity Buzz.
The true love of my life is my teenage son, Michael. I couldn’t go a day without coffee, my Macbook Pro, my iPhone. Did I mention I was tall? Almost 6 feet. I love a big red wine, stinky cheeses, and being surrounded by the mountains, trees and ocean.
Rebecca Coleman is an amazing combination of expert, coach and arts advocate in the independent arts world. When Rebecca recommends a strategy it is because she knows that it is the best path. There is no one with her direct experience in Australia. Her tour “down under” was a huge success with 72% of seminar attendees saying that there were concrete strategies that they could immediately employ that would make a difference to their arts business in the next 1-3 months. Rebecca’s humour, wisdom and experience create a learning atmosphere of trust and support. Her website and book are a constant source of quality advice and best-practice content.
–John Paul Fischbach, Executive Director, Auspicious Arts Incubator, Melbourne, Australia
Member of the Independent Theatre Bloggers Association.
A Symphony of Tweets (The Vancouver Sun, Jan 8, 2011)
The Express (March 9, 2011)
Deals Out there with Group Coupons (News 1130, March 21, 2011)
Classroom Distraction: The Device Vice (The Link Newspaper, March 5, 2013)
Nominated for Most Inspiring Social Media User, Best Blog and Most Likely to Become a Social Media Celebrity at the #SMCV11 Awards.
Nominated as one of Vancouver Mom’s Top Mom Bloggers, 2013.
Featured in BC Business Magazine, July, 2013